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January 16, 2012


Restaurant Review: Samosa House

Samosa House is genuine vegetarian Indian cuisine that happens to be served in a grocery store. Being located in an Indian grocery store is actually quite convenient since after finishing a meal here, you’re inspired to pick up a curry paste or two to make your own Pakora Curry.

The problem with eating Indian for many people I know has always been the price. You want to try everything, don’t really know what’s what, and aren’t sure which is your favorite. But the expensive price tag had always held you from picking everything on the menu.

At Samosa House, you can do just that. They have a combo plate of three entrees with choice of white or brown rice, cool yogurt, and plain or garlic naan all for just $8.50! If that’s not a deal, I don’t know what is. No Groupon necessary here.

To top the price, you have a great quality meal that fills you up and with it being 100% vegetarian, you know you’re staying healthy. This place is one of our haunts on a weekly basis and if you want wow flavors, truly healthy, and cost effective food, I don’t see why I won’t be seeing you there as well.

There are two locations now so there’s really no excuse. Go try it!

http://samosahouse.net/Samosa_House/Home.html

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January 12, 2012


Restaurant in Review: Ramen Yamadaya
The writing was on the wall of Ramen Yamadaya. 120 pounds of pork cooked for at least 20 hours! If that’s not a soup base, I don’t know what is.
A few nights ago, we came here for some good old fashioned comfort food with a few friends. We left with stomachs filled to the brim and about ten pounds heavier from all the fat we’d accumulated.
Judging from the amount of pork fat injected into this soup, it’s hard to see how anyone can leave here feeling comfortable. There’s the soup base itself, which truly does taste as if 120 pounds of pork has been swimming in broth for 20+ hours. There’s the added (and for some reason, cold) pieces of pork swimming amongst the noodles. There’s the two large chunks of pork belly saying their hellos. And finally, there’s the oh-so-good runny yolk in the middle, hard boiled egg. Combine all that with a good serving of noodles and you’ve got yourself the biggest heart attack in a bowl.
However, aside from your stomach feeling like it’s below the floor boards result, this is a mighty tasty soup, just not for the faint of heart, literally.
So while Jonathan Gold may be singing this ramen’s praises, I’m still on the hunt for the best tea egg and the well balanced ramen I’ve come to expect. So far, the best one I’ve tasted is Oshima Ramen in Denver, CO.
Here’s hoping LA can top it.

Restaurant in Review: Ramen Yamadaya

The writing was on the wall of Ramen Yamadaya. 120 pounds of pork cooked for at least 20 hours! If that’s not a soup base, I don’t know what is.

A few nights ago, we came here for some good old fashioned comfort food with a few friends. We left with stomachs filled to the brim and about ten pounds heavier from all the fat we’d accumulated.

Judging from the amount of pork fat injected into this soup, it’s hard to see how anyone can leave here feeling comfortable. There’s the soup base itself, which truly does taste as if 120 pounds of pork has been swimming in broth for 20+ hours. There’s the added (and for some reason, cold) pieces of pork swimming amongst the noodles. There’s the two large chunks of pork belly saying their hellos. And finally, there’s the oh-so-good runny yolk in the middle, hard boiled egg. Combine all that with a good serving of noodles and you’ve got yourself the biggest heart attack in a bowl.

However, aside from your stomach feeling like it’s below the floor boards result, this is a mighty tasty soup, just not for the faint of heart, literally.

So while Jonathan Gold may be singing this ramen’s praises, I’m still on the hunt for the best tea egg and the well balanced ramen I’ve come to expect. So far, the best one I’ve tasted is Oshima Ramen in Denver, CO.

Here’s hoping LA can top it.

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December 12, 2011


Restaurant Recommendation: Picca
West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90035
This quite possibly, might be my new favorite restaurant. I loved all the little dishes you could choose from, everything was perfectly sized so you got just enough without over-eating, and absolutely everything was delicious.
This is a Peruvian restaurant that serves its dishes in “tapas” type fashion, offering a wide variety of small things. The service is extremely informative in helping you make a selection that doesn’t compete with itself.
Food includes a light and fresh ceviche, crispy pork ribs, tender beef heart, a smokey artichoke, and some of the best churros you’ve ever tried.
Picca means “nibble” and I definitely recommend coming here to “nibble” your way through some amazing flavors. A bit pricey, so make it a special occasion.

Restaurant Recommendation: Picca

West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90035

This quite possibly, might be my new favorite restaurant. I loved all the little dishes you could choose from, everything was perfectly sized so you got just enough without over-eating, and absolutely everything was delicious.

This is a Peruvian restaurant that serves its dishes in “tapas” type fashion, offering a wide variety of small things. The service is extremely informative in helping you make a selection that doesn’t compete with itself.

Food includes a light and fresh ceviche, crispy pork ribs, tender beef heart, a smokey artichoke, and some of the best churros you’ve ever tried.

Picca means “nibble” and I definitely recommend coming here to “nibble” your way through some amazing flavors. A bit pricey, so make it a special occasion.

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May 24, 2010


indieferdie:

The concept behind Tokyo’s 100% Chocolate Cafe is to put your senses in the middle of a chocolate kitchen. They live up to their name with over 56 types of different chocolates, even cheese and black pepper chocolates. They also serve chocolate drinks, chocolate pastries, chocolate ice cream, and even chocolate sandwiches. Their packaging is pretty neat too! 

Death by chocolate anyone?

indieferdie:

The concept behind Tokyo’s 100% Chocolate Cafe is to put your senses in the middle of a chocolate kitchen. They live up to their name with over 56 types of different chocolates, even cheese and black pepper chocolates. They also serve chocolate drinks, chocolate pastries, chocolate ice cream, and even chocolate sandwiches. Their packaging is pretty neat too! 

Death by chocolate anyone?

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